Job Title: Director, Asset Optimization
Department: Asset Optimization
Reports to: CEO
Direct Reports: 2
Date Posted: July 29, 2019
Location: Houston, TX or Salt Lake City, UT
Travel: 10%


Lead KCE’s asset optimization for merchant (or partially hedged) ERCOT, NYISO and ISO-NE battery storage projects, including all analysis of short and long-term opportunities and risk and executing day-ahead and real-time schedules against those views. The Director of Asset Optimization is expected to participate in the full cycle of KCE’s projects, helping to identify specific locations of high value to the development team, provide guidance for financial analysis, and to create strategies to optimize battery storage in the wholesale markets.


  1. Lead and execute KCE’s bidding strategies into the wholesale market
  2. Lead all short and long-term analysis into market trends that present opportunities and challenges for battery storage
  3. Lead team of analysts on short- and medium-term analysis for generation, load, power flows, and transmission constraints
  4. Provide guidance to senior leadership and the board of directors on opportunities for energy storage
  5. Interface with QSEs and third-party power marketers to implement KCE’s bidding strategies
  6. Interface with KCE regulatory team and consultants on opportunities/challenges for storage in the wholesale markets


  1. Deep and demonstrated understanding of wholesale power markets
  2. Preferred ERCOT trading experience
  3. Preferred background in mathematics, econometrics and/or statistics
  4. Ability to identify and assess business opportunities and threats in the entire energy space
  5. Very motivated self-starter with strong organizational and time-management skills
  6. Ability to manage projects and teams, both internal and external

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